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Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers

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moses 27 Mar 98 - 03:33 AM
GUEST,jimlad 14 Jan 03 - 10:39 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Douglas 14 Jan 03 - 11:01 PM
masato sakurai 15 Jan 03 - 12:31 AM
GUEST,Phil 27 Aug 17 - 05:18 AM
The Doctor 27 Aug 17 - 12:04 PM
GUEST,henryp 27 Aug 17 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,threelegsoman 28 Aug 17 - 02:44 AM
Jim Dixon 02 Sep 17 - 01:42 PM
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Subject: lancaster fusiliers
From: moses
Date: 27 Mar 98 - 03:33 AM

can any one help. I am looking for the words and music for THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS also THE SONG FOR IRELAND sheet music would be great


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: GUEST,jimlad
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 10:39 PM

Help!

I'm searching for lyrics to above song that I think opens

"It was early in the morning that I have heard men say
our orders came from Manchester we were to march away"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: GUEST,Malcolm Douglas
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 11:01 PM

One thing you could quite easily do would be to type lancashire fusiliers into the onsite search engine which you will find at the top of the main Forum page. Although that isn't the name of the song, it will find you a previous discussion where texts for both Lancashire Fusiliers and the one you are looking for were given. From there you can find other discussions which also deal with it.

Here is a start for you:

Lyr Req: Lancashire lads


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 12:31 AM

See also a version at Bodleian Libray Broadside Ballads: Lancashire Lads ("It was last Monday morning as I have heard them say ..."; Harding B 17(159b); Printer: Bloomer, T. (Birmingham); Date: [s.a.]).

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: GUEST,Phil
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 05:18 AM

Lancashire fusiliers. NOT Lancashire lads Heard this song sung in the 70s by a folk duo called Sullivan and I can only remember the first verse. I'd love to have the rest

Fare the well my Jenny
I'm going oer the rambling sea.
They give me a golden Guinea,
Which they say has enlisted me

And I'm going to fight for the army
With the Lancashire fusiliers
Rolling me musket in me arms
Instead of my Jenny dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: The Doctor
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 12:04 PM

This is frequently sung as an amalgamation of the two songs, with the Lancashire Fusiliers entitled 'Going for a soldier, Jenny'. As such it has been recorded by Dave Burland on 'Benchmark', by The Halliard on 'Broadside Songs', and by Chris Milner on 'Four Fields Meet'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 12:56 PM

From Mainly Norfolk;

Going for a Soldier, Jenny [words W.H. Bellamy, music S. Nelson]

This song was written by W.H. Bellamy and S. Nelson and published on broadsides by the F.D. Benteen Co., Baltimore in about 1840-1860. The National Library of Scotland shows a facsimile of another broadside probably published between 1860 and 1880.

Nic Jones sang this song with an additional chorus on the Halliard's album The Halliard : Jon Raven; originally published in 1968 and reissued on CD in 1997. Later, this recording was also included in the Halliard's CD Broadside Songs.

First verse:

I'm going for a soldier, Jenny,
I'm going o'er the rolling sea.
They've given me a golden guinea
Which they say has enlisted me.

Chorus (repeated after each verse):

And I'm off to fight for the army
As a Lancashire Fusilier,
Rolling my musket in my arms
Instead of my Jenny dear.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Lancashire Fusiliers
From: GUEST,threelegsoman
Date: 28 Aug 17 - 02:44 AM

My own version of "I'm Going For A Soldier, Jenny" including the lyrics and chords can be found @:
I'm Going For A Soldier, Jenny (Including lyrics and chords)

The chords and lyrics appear on-screen provided you are watching on anything but a mobile phone.
If you wish to copy then, stop the video at suitable places, highlight the annotations and copy them, then paste them into a word document. (You may find that the chords are misaligned after doing so, but they are easy to re-position in 'word'

As Moses also asked for A Song For Ireland, my version of that can be found at:
A Song For Ireland (Including lyrics and chords)


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GOING FOR A SOLDIER, JENNY
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Sep 17 - 01:42 PM

From Blackwood's Lady's Magazine and Gazette, Vol. 26 (London, A.H. Blackwood, April, 1849), page 161:

Exeter Hall, Wednesday Concerts.?A new Song, composed by Nelson,* "I'm going for a Soldier, Jenny," bids fair to rival in popularity the famous "Jeanette and Jennot;" the melody is quaint and fresh, simple and touching, admirably wedded to the words, and fixes itself at once upon the ear without resort to musical clap-trap or vulgarity of rhythm. It was charmingly sung by Miss Eliza Nelson, whose pleasing style of singing was much relished by an overwhelming audience, and at once called forth the most rapturous applause, when it was repeated amidst unanimous applaudits. There is no doubt it will soon become the common property of all lovers of music. We give the words?

I'm going for a soldier, Jenny,
   Going o'er the rolling sea:
They've giv'n me a golden guinea?
   That, they say, has 'listed me.
Tis no use to fall a crying,
   Give your senseless weeping o'er;
Many a day you've heard me sighing?
   You should have been kind before.

'Tis very fine and pretty, Jenny,
   Now to wish that I should stay;
But indeed I'm thinking, hinny,
   We'll not meet this many a day.
What if, heart and spirit sinking,
   What if I should come to shame!
Be it as it may, I'm thinking,
   You alone will be to blame.

Long and dearly I have lov'd you,
   As you must full well have known;
If I had not faithless prov'd you,
   I had never reckless grown.
But fare you well?the hours are flying?
   Time it is that I was gone:
When next another heart you're trying,
   Jenny, look into your own!

* Published by A. Moss, 6, Little Argyll Street.


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